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  1. All you need to know about the League of Legends NLC

    What is it?

    The Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC) is a new competitive ecosystem for the Nordic countries, plus UK and Ireland. It sees 12 initially selected teams compete for 1m Swedish Krona (roughly £87,000) and the right to be named NLC champion. The competition is designed to "breed the stars of tomorrow".

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    How does it work?

    After a 15-day league stage and 5 day play-off period we've now reached the Grand Finals. Twelve of the best teams representing Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Great Britain and Ireland have fought for seven long weeks.

    The top eight contenders advanced into the playoff bracket which is played in a double elimination style, the four best performing teams from the main season have been awarded the safety of being able to lose one match and still have a chance to fight for the championship.

    Where as the bottom four teams were placed directly into the lower bracket where it's either win until you reach the Grand Finals, or face elimination.

    After all of that four teams remain and will fight it out over the next two days to see who will become winner of the 2020 NLC.

    Still want to know more? Check out our League of Legends NLC guide

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  2. League of Legends explained by the experts

    League of Legends experts Dan 'Aux' Harrison, Georgia 'Troubleinc' Paraskevopoulou and Jake 'Hiprain' Matthews explain the world's most popular esport in its most simple terms.

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  3. Who is playing who in the NLC play-offs?

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    Northern League of Legends Championship play-off fixtures
    Northern League of Legends Championship play-off fixtures
  4. What happened in the group stages?

    Group A

    BT Excel, flying the British flag in the group, demonstrated their superiority by winning eight of their ten group games. Their two defeats came against Norwegian organisation Riddle, who won seven of their games.

    Sweden-based Godsent and Norwegian-based Nordavind had a 50% winning record, winning five of their games, Godsent taking third in play-off against Nordavind.

    Group B

    Fnatic Rising won all ten matches in the group and were followed by Danish side Tricked Esport and Ireland's Munster Rugby Gaming with six wins. British side Barrage Esports took the final play-off spot from Group B, edging out Iceland's Dusty by winning their last two games.


    Finnish side Ence and Dusty managed to secure fifth place in their respective groups, which qualifies them for the next season of NLC without having to play in the relegation series.

    Danish side Team Singularity and British-based MNM will have to play for NLC survival against the two top performers from the Telia Masters tournament, which features the best teams from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Great Britain and Ireland.

    Northern League of Legends championship group a standings
    Northern League of Legends championship group B standings
  5. How can I watch the League of Legends NLC?

    All times are BST and subject to change

    BBC Sport will have live coverage from every day of the League of Legends NLC.

    Coverage will be available live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app and available to catch up till the end of 2020.

    Full coverage details:


    Tuesday 4 August - 17:45-22:30

    Wednesday 5 August - 17:45-22:30

    Thursday 6 August - 17:45-22:30

    Saturday 15 August - 12:45-19:30

    Sunday 16 August - 12:45-19:30

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